"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by TelePlay, June 27, 2016, 09:37:29 PM
Quote from: Jack Ryan on June 27, 2016, 09:54:48 PMThe phone is (was) an AE 21 and the dial is a model 1918 Mercedes. The dial seems to be complete but has been brassed out.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on June 27, 2016, 10:54:43 PMThe perch is probably a cast alloy - same material as metal Monophone 1-A perches. The transmitter face plate is brass.
Quote from: TelePlay on June 27, 2016, 10:21:14 PMThe dial as received did not want to return. A quick cleaning with R/S tuner cleaner and an oiling has it returning quite nice. Will do a PPS test tomorrow and then a better cleaning and oiling.
Quote from: TelePlay on June 28, 2016, 09:41:08 PMTook the paint off of the brass face plate and the broken receiver shell. To my surprise, the receiver shell seems to be wooden. Only marking on it is "H77" on the inside just below the threads. I like the grain and the slight crack in the side may not be noticeable when polished. Going to be hard to find a matching cap for this. Anything special about a wood receiver?
Quote from: TelePlay on June 28, 2016, 09:42:55 PMThe perch looks like brass to me (brass is an alloy) so is this similar to the Monophone perch or different?
Quote from: Jack Ryan on June 28, 2016, 10:14:32 PMWood - really? The thread looks brass. It might be a British/Commonwealth receiver that is brass with an Ebonite coating.